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Older people who fall and require ambulance care require follow-up interventions to prevent further falls

Thursday, 4 April 2013 - 2:50pm

Older people who fall at home, call an ambulance but who are not transported to hospital are a key group at high risk of future falls and associated injuries.

The Ride to Remember: epic, solo journey raises money for brain research

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 - 6:00pm

Paul Brown is about to leave on an epic, 19,000 km motorcycle ride – first around Australia and then across the globe to England - to honour his late mother and raise money for Neuroscience Research A

Indigenous people on Mid North Coast to receive better aged care support

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 9:30am

For the first time, a dedicated geriatrician will be available for Indigenous populations on the Mid North Coast in New South Wales, a recommendation that followed research in NeuRA’s

Rehabilitate your Wii to help stroke survivors

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 5:42pm

If you recently upgraded to the Nintendo Wii U, why not donate your old Wii to stroke survivors that need the machines for rehabilitation but can’t afford them?

Advancing our understanding and treatment of motor impairment

Monday, 7 January 2013 - 4:17pm

NeuRA has secured significant funding to expand research into motor impairment, a problem that arises from many diseases and aging, and a growing public health challenge.

Home trial of balance device to begin

Friday, 4 January 2013 - 2:57pm

Anyone who has experienced vertigo will know that it can be an extremely unpleasant experience.

Stroke survivors needed for new trial

Thursday, 3 January 2013 - 4:39pm

A new stroke rehabilitation therapy utilising the Nintendo Wii and that can be delivered online is set to be trialled in Armidale, and the researchers need your help.

Don’t let botox go to your head…or should you?

Thursday, 27 December 2012 - 9:48pm

Injecting botox into the arm muscles of stroke survivors, with severe spasticity, changes electrical activity in the brain and may assist with longer-term recovery, according to new research.

National mentoring program given European boost

Thursday, 20 December 2012 - 11:23am

A national mentoring scheme for young Australian researchers developed by Assoc Prof Kay Double will now be expanded thanks to financial support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Funding for motor neurone disease research announced

Monday, 3 December 2012 - 8:41am

NeuRA researchers have secured funding for motor neurone disease research from the MND Australia in a record-breaking funding announcement made recently.

Re-learning words lost to dementia

Monday, 26 November 2012 - 4:20pm

A simple word-training program has been found to restore key words in people with a type of dementia that attacks language and our memory for words.

Stroke alters the brain’s view of the hand

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 - 11:09am

Researchers have described a new effect of stroke whereby damage to the sensory system in the affected limb means the brain develops an inaccurate map of the hand.

Australia-China scientific exchange

Friday, 9 November 2012 - 3:41pm

NeuRA PhD student Kristy Tan has been selected as a student ambassador to China as part of an international program to foster collaboration between the two countries.

'Back to the future' grant success

Friday, 9 November 2012 - 3:21pm

Dr Muireann Irish has been awarded an Australian Research Council fellowship to explore thinking processes and parts of the brain that allow us to engage in the mental simulation of past and future ev

NeuRA’s grant success recognises emerging researchers

Friday, 26 October 2012 - 3:29pm

Neuroscience Research Australia’s emerging researchers performed well in the latest round of NHMRC funding as announced by the Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, at the University of Sydney last Fr

Prof Paxinos receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 - 1:32pm

Prof George Paxinos AO has received the 2012 Spiro Stamoulis Award for Lifetime Achievement, the highest honour within the Greek-Australian community.

Cannabis use likely to affect teen brains

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 - 5:49pm

The system of the brain responsible for mediating the effects of cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, is most vulnerable to the drug during adolescence, according to new research.

NeuRA research showcased in Broadband Smart Home

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 - 11:10am

The regional NBN Experience Centre in Armidale has been officially launched following a visit to the city on Monday by Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Ec

Helping NeuRA beyond the scope of a lifetime

Friday, 21 September 2012 - 3:47pm

Ms Judy Radecki is a busy lady.

World Alzheimer's Day 2012

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 - 2:50pm

World Alzheimer’s Day falls on the 21st of September and organizations around the world are concentrating their efforts to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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